In The Parable of the Tenants, Jesus foreshadowed how the world would reject Him rather than receive Him. As we look at His sacrifice, how will we respond to the cross?
- On Palm Sunday, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the back of messianic expectations (Matt. 21:9).
- Even at the height of His popularity, Jesus wasn’t afraid to do the right thing by confronting corrupt systems (Matt. 21:12).
- In His last teaching in the temple, Jesus rebuked the religious leaders and predicted His imminent death.
- God established the nation of Israel to be beneficially fruitful (21:33; cf. Isa. 5:1-7).
- God expected His people to produce spiritual results beyond their borders (21:34).
- Throughout the Old Testament, God’s people persistently persecuted His prophets (21:35-36).
- Instead of receiving God’s Son, this world rejected Him all the way to the cross (21:37-39).
- God will eventually deal with every person who ever lived based on how they responded to His Son (21:40-41).
- Jesus Christ as the foundation for our salvation was never God’s Plan B (21:42).
- The kingdom of God is comprised of a diverse Church instead of a localized ethnicity (21:43).
- Falling on Jesus is the only interaction that provides the possibility for recovery (21:44-46).
- The most important decision you will ever make is if you receive or reject Jesus.